Friday, September 30, 2011


by Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost--
For the grapes' sake along the wall.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bringing Down A Barn

Time passes by...and with its passing comes change. The boys are bringing down this barn. Its absence will make way for a nice, new home. Its wood will be repurposed for hardwood flooring and other beautiful items.

This little shed has already fallen, a victim of the removal of the fence row. The tin roof from the building will be recycled.

This little one hopes to move to a new home....
The boys pulled down this part last week. Big Bro is in the center, Daddy-O is in the truck....

This was a little scary for me, with two of my family within harm's way...

Down it came

To make way for ....Big Bro????

September's Beauty

A a little more...

Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Appalachian Fair Fun!

I love the fair! I have visited a fair every year since I was 7. Only 2 years were spent away from the regional fair here in Tenessee!!! I have entered almost every baked good category and won ribbons in most, many crafts, plants, photos, etc. I have not made any entries since I have become an adult, but my sister has, using the same family recipes, in the Natrona County Fair in Casper, Wyoming. It all started with a cornmeal muffin contest in 4-H!

I really enjoyed the day this year. We began at 10 with free admission and free rides for the first hour. Pixie-Girl rode with cousins and sisters. Next she rode with Big-Bro. We took in the exhibits...the Barnyard Nursery is always a big hit...especially the sweet bunnies. We also went to the Wildlife exhibit. Turtles, frogs, snakes, fish, you name it.......

Then, of course, there was more waiting in line for more rides!!!

And more rides...

A photo op!

A pony ride...YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, of course, more rides.

Can't wait till next year! I'm going to start working on crafts now!!!

Love Y'all!!!!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Resolutions

My previous list is nearly am making a new bid to get even more organized... I have a plan(sort of) and I am ready to begin. SO here is my list!


  1. Make it a priority to spend more time with my hubby.

  2. Make an effort to keep up with my older children, they are grown and independent, but I still love to hear their voices.

  3. Eat lunch at school with Pixie Girl at least once a month.

  4. Find out about volunteering at her school.

  5. Stick to date night and family day on Friday and Saturday.

  6. Schedule time to spend with all the grands and nephews and nieces monthly.

  7. Figure out a foolproof way to remember ALL the birthdays and special days!

  8. Start Bible reading as a family daily.
HOME(More on these projects as they occur)

  1. Rebekah's Room-paint, decorate and new furniture

  2. Bathrooms-Paint and new floor

  3. Kitchen-Paint walls and cabinets and new floor

  4. Living room-Paint and new draperies, move entertainment center to prepare for holiday decorating

  5. Doing great as a FLYBABY, work on afternoon and evening routines and zone work

  6. Work harder at training the 3 musketeers (Cooper, Rico and Oscar)

  7. CONQUER THE DEN/OFFICE/MESS PILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Begin Holiday planning

  1. Continue menu planning and shopping list

  2. Make cookie dough weekly or monthly and freeze for fresh, hot cookies every day

  3. Bake bread

  4. Try a new recipe for dinner twice a month

  5. Work on building up the stockpile...label all packages exp date w/ sharpie

  6. Make sure my family has an additional serving of fruit or vegetable per day.

  1. WORK ON CLUTTER! (Great job started in the living room!!!)

  2. Work on making my home a haven for my family. Calm, clean and clutter free

  3. Work on HMB, complete it and then work on "cuteing"(is that a word?) it

  4. Work on the coupon binder, get it organized and get to work saving money!!!

  1. Make pillowcase purses

  2. Make Pixie Girl's Quilt

  3. Make handmade Christmas presents for family and friends...thoughts: wreaths,